Nature-Based Spiritual Arts
What are Nature-based Spiritual Arts?
The magic and beauty of the natural world is all around us no matter where we call home. So often, we feel we need to travel to remote wilderness areas or visit sacred places in other countries in order to find and nurture our own deep connection to nature and the world of spirit.
While being deeply immersed in wilderness areas or exploring new lands can definitely be inspiring and life-changing, I have developed Nature-based Spiritual Arts for the expressed purpose of enlivening, discovering, and nurturing our sacred connection with the wildly amazing earth, plants, animals, landscapes, seasons, and spirits that we live with each day.
From the depths of a crowded and bustling city to the rural countryside, birds sing, insects pollinate, plants grow – even through cracks in the concrete. No matter where we are on the planet, wildlife and humans share the sun, breathe the same air, and gaze upon the same moon. Sacred places exist literally everywhere; if only we take the time to notice. The miracle of life is impossible to escape.
Nature-based Spiritual Arts practices enable us to remember our inherent way of being and relating on this earth.
Whether explored individually or in a group, Nature-based Spiritual Arts work allows us to take the journey of deeply and sacredly connecting to the places where we live, the spiritual world surrounding us, and all the life we share each moment with on a daily basis. We will spiral through these steps (in no particular order): Connecting, Visioning, Dreaming, Journeying, and Serving.
Your journey will be uniquely yours…and authentically powerful.
Components of Nature-based Spiritual Arts:
Deep Nature Connection Work:
- Nature communication
- Connecting with the spirits of nature
- Deep sensory awareness
- Wild naturalist skills
- Exploring personal wild relationships
- Sacred nature journaling
- Sense of place work
- Multiple ways of knowing
- Ecological identity work
- Partnering with nature
- Wild nature explorations
- Expressive nature-based art
- Tending to nature in authentic service
Deep Animal Connection Work:
- Rekindling our animal selves
- Animal communication
- Rhythmic entrainment with more-than-human beings
- Apprentice with wild animal spirits and rhythm
- Tracking, animal sign, and animal wisdom on the land
- Finding authentic ways to give-back to the animal world
Deep Spirit Connection Work:
- Connecting with Spirit Guides and the world of spirit
- Explore a healthy relationship with ego and spirit
- Nurture ways to obtain authentically, embodied spiritual guidance
- Develop personal spiritual practices and ceremonies
- Sacred journaling and art making
- Sacred nature reflection and contemplation
- Seek guidance and vision for your authentic path of service
Nature-based Spiritual Arts work is based around these listed components and is deeply individualized, authentic, and created with participation from the natural world and the world of spirit. No two sessions or workshops are the same. This work is not lineage-specific. Instead, it is born from the connection to nature wherever we are, honoring and deepening our individual experiences with the world around us. Nature-based Spiritual Arts do not take from other cultures, but instead have been born out of my own Earthwalk and the wisdom of the natural world and my Spirit Helpers.
My passion here is empowered spirituality. I want my clients to feel like they can do this work on their own; inspired by our time together and their own personal connections to life. There is a strong focus in this work on empowered spirituality – essentially helping people to feel they can relish, enjoy, nurture, and continue to develop their own deep and authentic spiritual connection to nature with or without continued support from me.
Another strong emphasis of Nature-based Spiritual Arts is on giving back. How do we support the natural world, the land, the animals, both domestic and wild, where we live? What do we need to do so we do not only take our own healing and inspiration from the land, but also work to conserve, preserve and support the needs of others outside our doors.
Nature-based Spiritual Arts strives to be eco-centric in all aspects. It is a way of life.